May Holidays Clip Art

May Holidays, Events, Seasons, and Special Occassions Clip Art

Clip Art for May Fun Facts
Dixie Allan

May is one of the most beautiful months of the year in the Northern Hemispherer. Usually the snow and ice are gone and the hot temperatures haven't arrived. The first garden begins to sprout in May, the wild flowers are blooming and the trees and grasses have turned green. Many birds have built their nests, and mother birds are sitting on the eggs, which will hatch very soon.

The month May was named for the Greek goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman era goddess of fertility, Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May.

Conversely, the Roman poet Ovid provides a second etymology, in which he says that the month of May is named for the maiores, Latin for "elders."

Gemini is the zodiac sign for this month and symbolizes success and love. It is also considered an air sign, and is one of four mutable signs. Gemini has been closely associated with the planet Mercury and is considered to be ruled by it.

The Third Saturday in May
May 17, 2008

May 5
Day of Families
May 15
Emergency Medical Services Week
Third Week of May
May 18, 2008

May 1

Last Monday of May
May 26, 2008

May 25

The Second Sunday in May
May 11, 2008

May 12

May 6

May 6 through May 12
Pickle Week, International
Fourth Week of May
Salad Month, National
Smile Week
Third week of May

May 7
Student Nurses Day
May 8

Always on Tuesday of the first full week of May
Tennis Month Month, U.S. National
The Month of May
World Laughter Day
Always on the First Sunday in May
May 4, 2008
World No Tobacco Day
May 31
World Turtle Day
May 23

Edited by Dixie Allan